Editor's note: In this two-part piece of speculative fiction, Crave's Eric Mack envisions life in a world in which a number of emerging technologies and concepts that grabbed attention in 2013 have gone mainstream. Part one begins 10 (if you're an optimist) or maybe 20 years in the future, on the day a major scientific discovery is set to be announced.
Jet Car Stunts 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the physics-based racing and stunt car game that was a hit way back in 2009 in the App Store. But with this installment, the game has several new cars (each with different handling), different race types, and tons of high-flying action.
The control system is mostly the same as the original game, with tilt controls to steer and onscreen gas and brake buttons. But even with its pitch-perfect controls, Jet Car Stunts 2 is extremely challenging, and is probably not a good fit for casual racing game fans.
It's also … Read more
A study by analyst firm IHS predicts milestones for autonomous entering the market, with global sales of 230,000 in 2025 and 11.8 million in 2035.
By 2035, the study predicts, 54 million autonomous cars will be in use.
IHS breaks down autonomous cars into five levels. Level 3 cars include limited self-driving capabilities based on specific road and traffic conditions. The Mercedes-Benz S550 almost meets this criteria. Level 4 cars will include both manual controls and self-driving capability. Audi has shown a conceptual video detailing this type of vehicle.
Level 5 cars, of which IHS predicts 4.… Read more
Looking to avoid backlash this New Year's Eve, Uber is broadcasting loud and clear that surge pricing will be in effect the night the ball drops. This means riders using the car service during certain hours of the night will have to pay premium fares.
"This New Year's Eve we'll have a record number of cars on the road ready to get you where you want to go," Uber writes in a blog post. "But, that doesn't change one simple fact: on NYE, everyone wants to move around the city at exactly the … Read more
Did you find a new smartphone under the tree? Or an old one under the couch cushions? (Weird how they always seem to end up there.) Either way, you need a way to mount that phone in your car for GPS navigation goodness.
There are plenty of options, but most of them require you to fiddle with some kind of holster every time you want to install or remove your phone. And some may have trouble accommodating your case.
Solution: magnets! For a limited time, GearXS has the Aerb Universal Magnetic Windshield Mount for $16.99 shipped. That's after … Read more
Google is reportedly hitting the road for its next battle with Apple for mobile OS market share.
The Web giant has teamed with automaker Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on the Android operating system, according to the Wall Street Journal. The aim of the partnership, which is expected to be announced next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, would allow for in-car integration of music and navigation apps currently available on smartphones, sources told the Journal.
The partnership is expected to generate a challenger to Apple's iOS in the Read more, which aims …
In this episode:We revisit the Bugatti Veyron in California's wine country. Tour many of the same roads where we shot the Veyron video. Top 5 high tech cars of 2013, according to CNET review scores. Another look at alcohol interlock technology to prevent drunk driving.
After you watch our Car Tech 101 on hemi engines, you may wonder why Chrysler is using them in modern cars where high RPM, compactness, and fuel efficiency are so important. The simple answer … Read more
Angry Birds Go! (iOS|Android) is the latest game from Rovio's popular Angry Birds franchise, but this time the birds are hitting a downhill racetrack for a Mario Cart-style arcade racing game. It's important to note right away that this latest Rovio title is a freemium game, with no cost to download, but there are time limits and micro-transactions that become apparent not far into the game.
Racing really is for the birds Before I get into the freemium model, let's talk about gameplay. Angry Birds Go! is a downhill racer, so rather than driving around a … Read more
Along with the Morgan 3-wheeler we have the BAC Mono, as beautiful as it is bonkers. A single-seater road legal car, complete with cockpit, suspension on show for all to see and a racing-style steering wheel.
If that's not mad enough for you, upgrade to the Radical RXC, the world's most extreme road-legal coupe. A car that can produce its own weight in downforce is perfect for that trip to the shops.
Or maybe that would be a job for the world's fastest taxi? The Skoda Octavia VRS that Skoda tuned to create the fastest 2.0-litre … Read more